While there have been efforts to increase diversity programming in LIS, there is still progress to be made in highlighting the voices and research interests of marginalized identities. In Summer 2018, the William H. Hannon Library at LMU held its first People of Color in Library and Information Science (POC in LIS) Summit to create a brave space for POC narratives and support research interests. In this workshop, the presenters will discuss the summit as a leadership opportunity to create a POC space in LIS. The presenters will: 1) examine issues of inequity in conference organization in order to apply changes to conference content and planning and 2) identify strategies for planning and organizing a grassroots conference in order to promote inclusivity and accessibility in the profession.
Blas, Nataly; Conner-Gaten, Aisha; and Young, Jessea, "Creating Brave Spaces: The POC Summit as Community Building" (2019). LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations. 116.